Etihad in deal with Boeing's Connexion

ABU DHABI — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, yesterday announced it has selected Connexion by Boeing, a business unit of The Boeing Company, as its provider of high-speed in-flight Internet and live global TV service.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 15 Jun 2005, 11:11 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:44 PM

The agreement calls for both in-line and retrofit installation of the Connexion by BoeingSM service on the airline's fleet of 25 aircraft, including Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and Airbus A330, A340 and A380 aircraft. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Dr Shaikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan, chairman of the Civil Aviation Department in Abu Dhabi and chairman of Etihad Airways, said: "We are very pleased to be the first airline in our region to offer the Connexion by BoeingSM service. Introducing such an innovative and sophisticated service showcases our commitment to ensure our guests have the most seamless and rewarding travel experience. With the introduction of this award-winning, high-speed mobile Internet and entertainment connection on board our new aircraft, we are confident that it will give our guests the most rewarding experience of any airline." Etihad Airways is expected initially to offer the Connexion by Boeing service on routes between the Gulf region and Europe and North America.

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